Each of the group's first three releases was an improvement on its predecessor. The band's most recent effort, last year's Gone Forever, was one of the best metal albums of 2004. The quintet toured with Shadows Fall and Lamb of God in support of that disc, easily proving the equal of those better-known acts. The band's underground status ought to change very soon, though; its next album, IV: Constitution of Treason, is coming in mid-September, and in the meantime, the group's embarking on a mini-tour just to keep its name out there. In Cleveland, it'll be playing with Full Blown Chaos, an N.Y.C. band that mixes Sick of It All and Slayer to thoroughly crush the audience. This is the kind of show where club owners should pass out neck braces at the door.
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